Technical Program Manager, Infrastructure Acquisition

Tech Infrastructure

United States

Description

Technical Program Manager, Infrastructure Acquisition

Location – Global WFH 

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DriveNets is a leader in cloud-native networking software and network disaggregation solutions. Founded in 2015 and based in Israel, DriveNets offers communications service providers and cloud providers a radical new way to build networks, substantially growing their profitability by changing their technological and economic models, adapting the architectural model of cloud to telco-grade networking.  

 The Role 

In this role you will report to the Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering and have overall responsibility for managing the commercial relationships with our infrastructure suppliers including colocation, network, and all other things infrastructure. The candidate will need to demonstrate both a business as well as a technical mindset in overseeing the supplier relationships and managing DriveNets’ infrastructure initiatives. 

 Responsibilities 

  • Operate as a key business partner to oversee the supplier lifecycle for DriveNets’portfolio of datacenter, IP connectivity, dark fiber, and other infrastructure assets and services 
  • Monitor supplier performance, spend, invoicing accuracy, and other internal metrics to drive efficiency 
  • Provide guidance to business leaders by understanding acquisition strategy, market dynamics, risk and exposure, and long-term planning 
  • Participate in complex negotiations and contract reviews with external suppliers and with legal, finance, and business analysis teams 
  • Partner with project managers to guide deployments, upgrades, and augment activities 
  • Participate in weekly network planning and capacity reviews; create budgets, forecasts, and related reports as necessary 

 

Requirements

  • Be kind 
  • Experience in network operations and/or procurement in Content Delivery Network (CDN), Internet Service Provider (ISP), consumer webscale, hosting, or other datacenter-centric environments is a plus 
  • You must be an independent self-starter who can work with a high degree of autonomy and independence 
  • You must be capable of managing and prioritizing multiple projects in the context of larger cross-functional initiatives 
  • You must be organized and have excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • You must possess strong organizational and analytical skills; have proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 as well as the ability to use other planning and analysis tools 
  • This position may require regular travel. A passport is required. 
  • Ability and willingness to work in a fast paced, dynamic, changing, and stressful start up environment (sometimes we must put – Proven experience/success in working in this environment) 

 Education And/or Relevant Experience 

  •  B.A. or B.S. in an engineering, computer-related field of study, mathematics, business, or other equivalent degree and/or comparable on-the-job training 
  • 3+ years of direct experience in technical sourcing, contract negotiation, and/or technical project management in datacenter and connectivity related services 

 More About DriveNets 

Established seven years ago, DriveNets is radically changing the way networks are built, with the ambition of making networks as good as hyperscale cloud infrastructures. Having raised over $550 million in three funding rounds, DriveNets is valued at more than $1 billion. Based in Israel with locations in Romania, US and Japan as well as extended teams, DriveNets operations cover more than 18 countries. DriveNets Network Cloud is a cloud-native software solution that turns the physical network into a shared resource, supporting multiple network services in the most efficient way possible, offering telco-scale performance and elasticity at a much lower cost than incumbent monolithic routers. Already deployed across AT&T's core backbone, DriveNets is engaged with nearly 100 customers, doubling bookings year over year. With recognition by industry analysts and through numerous industry awards, DriveNets is pushing market momentum, allowing for faster service innovation from the network core to the edge. Visit our website: 

https://drivenets.com/company/